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Biological Sciences

Mr David Cook 

Technical Team Leader (Research)

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Dave joined Biological Sciences in 1980 as a laboratory technician and returned in 2003 following a 9 year period as the Chief Sciences Technician and Health & Safety Officer at UoS New College. Dave assisted in the departmental move from Boldrewood to the purposely designed B85 and is now responsible for assisting in the planning & delegation of duties for research technical staff within the Biological Sciences. He ensure that one of the 2 large multidiscipline communal laboratories and its infrastructure run safely and efficiently, inducts and advises staff and students in the safe use of the laboratory and a range of scientific equipment. Dave has primary oversight of the Ultra-Low Temperature Freezer Facility, Liquid Nitrogen room and Cryogenic storage facilities.

Science, technology, biology and the natural world are where my interests lie. As a result I constantly endeavour to keep pace with developments and discoveries by all available resources.

Career History

2006-present: Technical Team Leader. Biologicao Sciences, University of Southampton, UK.
2003-2006: Senior Laboratory Technician. SoBS, University of Southampton, UK.
1994-2003: Chief Science Technician & campus Health and Safety Officer. New College, University of Southampton, UK.
1986-1994: Laboratory Technician. SoBS, University of Southampton, UK.
1980-1986: Laboratory Technician. SoBS, University of Portsmouth, UK.
1978-1980: Quality Control Laboratory Technician. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, UK.

Academic qualifications

2001: NEBOSH National Diploma, Highbury Technical College, UK.
1999: NEBOSH National Certificate, Southampton Technical College, UK.
1995: HNC Applied Biology, NE Surrey College of Technology, UK.

Research group

Research Facilities

Member of the B85 User Group and the Level 5 Research users group.
Actively involved in HEaTED (Higher Education and Technicians Education & Development) training and networking events.

Mr David Cook
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
SO17 1BJ

Room Number : 85/5081

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